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thank. god. the sun. al-qaeda linked rebels of the siege an ancient christian village in syria was panicked residents on able to flee and desperately calling on the army for help. they do at the g twenty follows hours of in terms of syria debate which saw a deep divide over america's war plan with our view when permission. and international in security agencies how britain and the u.s. have been waging an undercover warn internet in christian and digital scrambling as fresh leaks are showing they can hack into even the most protected systems.
live of from moscow is just going pas the midday you're watching r t with me to bang with say. al qaida link to rebels have attacked a christian village in syria home to one of the world's oldest one astri's the army has secured much of the township but residents say radical opposition fighters have seized nearby hills and are firing indiscriminately at the community our correspondent in damascus murray from national reports. i tried to go to my little village shortly after we heard that the clashes erupted there and it's just one hour drive from damascus north of the capital but we were stopped by the army and warned that it could be a one way ticket because first of all the road from damascus to milo is not safe but even if we're lucky enough to get. to the village the clashes still continue there and the raw are still some snipers who are active on the ground so the
situation is very dangerous so it's better not to go there as we were told we're hearing that the fighting is between the army and the militants mostly from. al qaeda affiliated groups fighting here in syria. against the regime of bashar assad but mostly for their own radical islamic state and it's known it's believed to be the best armed the most successful and at the same time the most aggressive opposition force here in syria and it's listed as a terrorist organization by the you when viewers and some other members of the international community and we can see that the tactics were also. very similar to those that terrorists all around the world use we know that. early on wednesday. suicide bomber struck a checkpoint at the entrance of my little village and after
a car exploded at the checkpoint the militants of the storm and we have online and i hope you can see it right now showing the rebels and the city and residents have been telling media that the same day the militants managed to take over a mountain top sophia hotel and they've been firing from that strategic point what we know is that a village is a very special play. not only speaking. in terms of syrian reality but internationalist pecan it is home to an orthodox rhine for century carefully church and dozens of more sex so it's a religious heritage is very soul that it was protected by the government and it was what we saw during this crisis respected by the rebels after this recent attack of course the whole christian community not only here in syria but all over the
world was shaken and let's not listen to one another on. managed to speak from latoya care what she says about the situation and about the fears of the christian minority here in syria. and here how can the international community ignore the brutal killing spree in little earlier on august the fifth and the target affected five hundred people including children women and older people in the villages trevor they massacred all the residents and burnt down the houses in another village almost all of the thirty seven locals were killed only ten people were able to keep twelve alawite villages were subjected to this horrendous attack it was a true slaughter house people were mutilated and beheaded there is even a video that shows a girl being dismembered alive with the so. well it's worth to mention that
malula has very troubled neighbors another village of young broods center of smuggling here in syria just twenty minutes drive from my little homes the city known as the percent of the question is one hundred kilometers away from lula but we are hearing from some free syrian army members that from some opposition members that the idea of attacking this village was to clear the road from the city of homs in central city road to damascus because this religion was the only one not take to the north. just by the rebels but these are just rumors it's very hard to confirm. another day of intensive brainstorming has begun that the g twenty summit in st petersburg it's a first chance to try and seek some common ground today once all the syrian crisis split leaders of the world's top economies into two rival camps.
around half of the g twenty members are saying no to america's intention to strike syria without the un's go ahead washington accuses damascus of using chemical weapons in the more than two year long war but its arguments fail to convince all the details of whom are. in st petersburg. it is unprecedented that the leaders of the united states and russia have no official meetings during this summit is unprecedented that the leader of the host nation says that a political and diplomatic issue must be included into the agenda of economic summit and it's also greece attended that the goal of dinner last night which is usually about enjoying the dinner having a course of business talk among themselves the world leaders or obviously involved in discussions about syria this is something we have received as a confirmation from the spokesperson of the russian president who said indeed that the world leaders talk mostly about syria and the last it for more than five hours
that is twice longer that was originally expected so obviously there was some heated debate inside the constancy of the palace we of course know nothing and of what exactly was said at the table because there were no cameras there it was strictly behind closed doors dana but we do know from mr biscoe from the spokesperson of putin that the countries where it's split the g twenty countries were split in their opinions on the syrian conflict well we can now base this on several statements coming from the g. twenty countries but we can actually distinguish who belongs to what camp now definitely the russian and the chinese stance on the syrian conflict hasn't changed the slightest indeed russia and china are strongly opposing the military action in syria also we do know that in the very same game there are germany and italy who did not openly say that they were there not supporting the strike but said they would not participate in a military action against syria if it happens also expecting that brazil and mexico
will join in because they have soured relations with the u.s. provided the revelations of mr snowden about wiretapping and also we have a statement from the un secretary-general ban ki moon who said that the geneva convention is absolutely necessary that is the only way to bring the syrian conflict to a peaceful resolution the same stance is shared by the head of the european commission just about all of that just as the chairman. of the european council missed of on their own today they all said that the peaceful solution is the only way out and in fact this shows a certain schism within europe because seven european countries some of them are european union members denmark romania creation love to be of poland they also said that they are supporting the possible strike on syria there will be no single declaration on syria from the g twenty countries which once again shows that there's a lot of discord and a lot of disagreement at this summit in st petersburg. we've got various a live streaming coverage from of the g twenty for you at our dot com here on this
channel although a look at the financial side of things in st petersburg that's just like the hate recovery if that mation and picking up the pieces all the talk today with the brics group of emerging economies working out of the details of a new global maggette bank. the u.s. not only failed to get anywhere near unanimous not fully its war plan for syria at the g twenty it's also struggling to convince its own lawmakers and the public that the strike is necessary even usually staunch allies like britain seoul polman paul cold war zone prime minister cameron is drive to help the americans right now there are thousands you've got a piece going up looks at whether there's actually enough proof to back the bombing the intelligence services of the us france and britain have all presented reports
suggesting it was the syrian authorities who used chemical weapons on august twenty first so let's look at their arguments open source reports are presented among the key evidence by all three services instead of being trucked safely in their beds at home we saw our rows of troops. lying side by side sprawled on a hospital floor. open sources are actually videos on you tube and social networks this brings us to the second arguments presented once again unilaterally its knowledge of previous chemical attacks allegedly conducted by the assad regime un experts however still haven't been able to agree on whether or not chemical weapons were deployed during the conflict in syria and way which side now argument number three washington paris and london claim intensified fire in the area of the alleged attack is another sign the authorities were behind it this way they allegedly tried destroying the evidence now finally the fourth key argument presented by all three
is that the rebels are simply incapable of using chemical weapons there is no credible intelligence or other evidence to substantiate the claim all the position of chemical weapons political position earlier the un said it had evidence suggesting otherwise so it's pretty clear the arguments are completely the same but interestingly the reactions they cause in these countries are not the government's amendment does not mention compelling evidence against president assad i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress i'm waiting for an answer from cannot act on its own so as washington waits for congress paris for washington and london has dropped out altogether u.s. senators are set to make a decision on the issue next week. meanwhile russia has presented findings of from its experts who looked into another chemical attack which killed twenty six people
near aleppo in march their report suggests that rebel groups were behind the attack now here's why the shell carrying this substance was apparently similar to homemade devices previously made by rebel linked groups in addition of the shells detonator was not what is normally used for standard chemical ammunitions other findings also indicate soil and shell samples contained the nerve agent sarin which was not of any industrial stand it counterterrorism intelligence officer charles issue bridge says it shatters the argument that our government solely has such weapons. the u.k. based opposition supporting body the syrian observatory for human rights commented that most of those killed in the attack it reported time were indeed syrian army soldiers which again would suggest either a that it was a syrian army accident or bay that the russian findings now tend to show or suggest it's the case that in fact this was an attack carried out by syria's rebels but it
doesn't suit the agenda and the narrative put out by britain and the u.s. and france in its intelligence assessments the only really evidence in inverted commas that is being put forward to support this strike possibly on syria is that syria's rebels cannot and do not have the capability to produce chemical weapons and therefore could not have been a sponsor before the attack did russian report the detail it's contained in that point towards syria rebel use rather than syrian military use possibly. the united states congress a vote on syria intervention is now not far off and pollsters are keeping tabs on which way the wind is blowing so far it's certainly not blowing in obama's favor while the same looks likely to vote in favor of war it's a very different story in the house of representatives according to an updated poll by think progress forty three percent of lawmakers say they will all i
at least likely to vote in favor of attacking us at a staggering two hundred and twelve say they will vote no or leaning towards rejecting obama's war plan furthermore the president has apparently ordered congress to expand the list of targets in syria for an operation that by some estimates will cost america over twenty billion dollars but as large as marina bottom explains gulf is already offering to pick up the tab. u.s. secretary of state john kerry told lawmakers that if washington carries out a military attack against damascus on its own some arab countries have proposed to foot the bill for the entire operation america's top diplomat says the offer is currently on the table so in theory of a u.s. missile strike and being funded by arab countries an offer that kerry secretary kerry says is on the table then this essentially means that the u.s.
military will be working as a contractor or a mercenary force or lock border if you will towards arab partners and mr kerry told us representatives that that being militarily bankrolled by arab countries is not in the cards and it's not an option the obama administration is currently considering but some ask why would the secretary of state speak publicly about the proposal if it wasn't being considered a valuable offer and also on wednesday the secretary of state also warned us representatives that a lack of military action against the government of bashar al assad could fuel extremist fighters secretary kerry said that if the u.s. doesn't strike syria then countries that countries funding the opposition such as saudi arabia and qatar which are america's allies will begin giving more money to extremist fighters so going by this rationale this means that the u.s.
must strike syria to prevent its own allies from strengthening radical rebels clearly what we see is that many countries have their own agenda that are playing an role in this ongoing syrian crisis holding little bag the u.s. envoy to the united nations launched a tirade against russia for refusing to back washington's plans will syria take a listen. there is no viable path forward in the security council the system has protected the prerogatives of russia russia continues to hold the council hostage and shirk its international responsibilities including as a party to the chemical weapons convention wealth of notating is that the american envoy staunchly refused to name in china which mirrors russia's position and its votes on syria so any mcgrath or from wide awake news a says international trust in washington has all but he wrote it it's extremely harsh i mean you know they're at the the front of the u.n.
talking about russia holding the security council hostage i mean making russia the bad guy because they're the you know putin is one of the only people in the international community who has the you know i want to say courage to stand up and ask super commonsense questions who benefits from this and let's not rush to launch one point five million dollar tomahawk cruise missiles because we have a five page report that is in large part made up of u two clips and twitter feed i think the world is war weary and they're no longer trusting the message or the messengers so it's not a surprise to me that the international unit stepping away from our guaranteed claim that assad was responsible for this gas attack if that's indeed what it was. could israel's id protection plan be a step too flawed if launched a biometric database to battle identity theft of privacy campaign as a warning about the government potentially having all citizens faces and fingerprints on file we report on that later.
hunted down as terrorists they hide in the woods and prepared to become suicide bombers only their mothers still believe these young men can be saved. no you've gotten so fen. the mothers won't sleep at night they'll follow the sons into the woods find them and return them to a peaceful life where they killed almost everybody. would have been able to take him away from maybe that was by chance. how does it feel to be a terrorist mother sometimes i did you have even the slightest chance to come home . my son takes terrorist on o.t. .
thanks for staying with us here on our team it's day two of the g. twenty summit and we're continuing our political and economic coverage of the goings on in st petersburg. where the threat of an attack on syria already roiling markets of the world's business community isn't taking well america's decision to end the wind on its stimulus program in fact the brics group of emerging economies are gathering speed and setting up a global bank of their own intended to act as
a buffer to western crisis live to st petersburg and katie pilgrim from artie's a venture capital program joins us live k.t. it's day two and a lot of money talk apply and therefore today what have you got for us. hi there yes it is all about business today actually basically right now because we've got the b. twenty meeting just now yes the be twenty and that's when the business the global business heavyweights get to meet up with the g. twenty leaders and ask the questions that they want and we know the on the agenda it's all about job creation and dealing with unemployment which is particularly high in the likes of the eurozone as well as that growth but they want to know how it's all for a while coming out with these grand statements and everybody does agree that it needs to be tackled the two hundred million people that are still searching for a job on the planet just does not cost it and also says it will come here with
their own agenda as well because they are suffering and. they are indeed suffering because their businesses are under pressure now as well is that we've also got the emerging markets as well that are indeed suffering at the moment and that's in light of grief federal reserve prevailing that they will be. ject in their stimulus measures this can also taken its toll we've had the indian prime minister he's called for a particular. a nice way of getting rid of this remove all of the stimulus i should say in his words what he calls as a now as well as that we've also got as you mentioned yourself the development bank we know that a few details have come out for that if you care for patients as to how much money each country will contribute to china with their forty one billion we've also got india russia as well as up brazil will get eighteen billion and south africa which side has plenty on the agenda at the moment but as i say it's all about business for the time being with the b.
twenty leaders meeting to do it looks like it's certainly it's back to business literally at the detainee some agency day that's ok people are right at the g twenty with all the leaders there and the business heads the hour we'll talk to you soon and find out more about what the b. twenty holds for everyone today. and army of super computers covertly worker with internet companies and technical trickery this is the force that allowed america's n.s.a. and bridges a g c h q to crack into any encrypted system they wanted to get access to the sensitive personal data of millions of users now is emerging from the latest edward snowden leaker which says online banking and even medical records have apparently been breached chris kids who stablished and encrypted secure server says
it's a longing who can potentially get their hands on such information. it's not only industrial espionage think about the value of you know how many people have access to this huge treasure trove of data there one point four million people in the u.s. who have top secret clearances are all those people enjoy i don't think so so you have the issue of who has access to this data and mr snowden was able to get quite a bit of it so you know he's obviously he's not alone there are at least thousand to probably tens of thousands of other people who do it what's valuable for for political blackmail it's hugely valuable if you had all these private conversations from a political opponent think that you could do it when every election this is basically something that's completely worldwide and you know you should assume that it's anywhere if you're anywhere in the world and you're using something electronic that someone is looking. getting a mug shot and your fingerprints taken usually means you've been up to no good in
israel day it's being used to combat id fault but not everyone is happy that governments planning to hold biometric info on every citizen is a middle east correspondent. for sixty days your of my every move was watched by the names of fifty cameras and the eyes of complex fans of israel's version of big brother contestants of the hit show often complain it feels like their lives are owned by the viewers but for your of that really happened after beating the house when his identity was stolen. a couple of weeks ago i received a phone call from the police at first i thought i was being pranked but then i realised it was very real they'd arrest somebody who'd been stealing ideas he'd also stolen mine and opened many bank accounts with it a week later i received a letter from a company asking me to pay thousands of shekels and it's exactly because of like this that says it wants to pull out all the stops to protect its citizens but many complain it's now going step too far the technology is nothing new you put your
finger here and then you look into this camera and it all gets recorded but what has people up in arms is the fact that all this information is going to be recorded in one governmental database that may not be one hundred percent secure the cost in privacy terms and in financial terms of giving your finger and your face to the government is too heavy it creates a risk a risk that the database will lead or be used against you by corrupt individuals or corrupt civil servants the two your pilot is asking citizens to voluntarily scan their faces and fingerprints once the information is collected it will be accessible without a court order to the police army and security forces when there is a court order the entire datta base could then be transferred to other agencies including foreign bodies and the film which will involve. nineteen eighty-four is ancient history compared to this there is another side five book called my name is
legion in the book all of the people were characterized by the government we are getting closer to the future if not in this generation than in the next one baby's d.n.a. could be. upon birth. if successful the national biometric database will become compulsory. every person who uses facebook or social networks gives away biometric information we're tired in those photos we give away our locations we give our biometric information to private companies and no one thinks it's a big deal for some reason there's a bad reaction when it's the state but the state will use the information to protect us so we need to take this into consideration. even you have who thought nothing about having dozens of cameras follow his every move in the big brother house is against it. i don't know who will see this information how it will be used the government will know everything about me and where i am. something many argue
is already the reality you don't need to be in the big brother house to live in a big brother world policy r.t. on israel. next up the russian mothers who discovered their sons have become terrorists and what they do about it stay with us here on our team. iraq afghanistan the balkans somalia haiti libya yemen and so on and so on the list of engagements and airstrikes by post cold war nato just keeps getting longer and now it looks like it's serious turn a lot of people have written me asking me to predict what is going to happen next
which for me is a possible i'm not good at predicting the future but i can say is that we are living in a very tense moment in history many argue that the u.s. economy with its unfathomable debt is really propped up by war in the petro dollars so if the u.s. backs down here won't could be the beginning of the end for the world's only hyper power but if they do attack syria there will probably be some sort of reaction from iran russia and china if you haven't noticed nato has been trying to encircled these nations and in russian internet conspiracy land a lot of people are saying that russia is next you see if there is no resistance in syria then one by one all resistance to the un ending hunger of nato will be smashed out one by one the reason syria is so important and so scary is that you have one massive military force that could be very motivated to attack for its own self interest while you have a group of massive military forces how they voted to counterattack for their own self interests this is a very tense standoff that could lead to
a major moment in history military history but that's just my opinion. well you know i beg you please your father and your brother are all here or do think of your wife and children think of your family yet you please come out i promise you that not a hair on your head will be harmed to come out into the yard raise your hands take off your jacket and show them that you're nowhere.